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. . good morning. remembering antonin scalia. >> for almost 30 years, justice antonin nino scalia was a larger than life president on the bench. >> the conservative supreme court justice dead at the age of 79. his passing set askti skw j gee. republicans pushing back arguing it's a job for the next president. the issue, front and center on the debate stage. >> it's called delay, delay. delay. >> i do not believe the president should appoint someone. >> will this fight paralyze washington each furth err? >> what about the key cases in front of the supreme court right now in we're live with it all.
dangerous and deadly. another day to stay inside. bone-chilling temperatures affecting up to $9 million people. the coales ecoldest in western . a major pile up in pennsylvania. dylan has your forecast and there is relief in sight. cover girls, not one, not two, but three sports illustrated swimsuit covers. the magazine mighting beauty in its many forms this year, including a plus-size cover model. why s.i. decided to make history today. sunday, february 14, 2016. from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin. happy valentine's day and we'll get to your wicked story.
justicea antonin scalia died. >> he do have the battle in the court to the battle in washington to who will take his seat. >> >> we begin with jay gray who is in texas outside the ranch where scalia died. good morning. >> good morning, erica, just before sunrise and we are learning more about justice scalia's death here at this resort and ranch. we know scalia traveled to west texas on friday and attended a party with about 40 guests friday evening. when he didn't show up for breakfast, concerned staff went to his room where they found him unresponsive. local law enforcement, u.s. marshals and fbi agents were all called in. investigators say there were no signs of foul play here and that scalia likely died of, quote, natural causes. a devout catholic.
authorities ushered in a priest to perform last rites and his body was moved to alpine nearby and with a police escort transported more than 200 miles to a funeral home in el paso. scalia's family is expected to travel to el paso later today. at this point there's no information about a memorial or a funeral service for the supreme court justice. erica? >> jay gray for us in texas. thank you. >> justice scalia was a giant on the bench, the most conservative voice of all of the justices and his death has set up a fight over the next justice. we'll get to that in just a moment, but pete williams has a look at scalia's life and legacy. pete, good morning. >> certainly the most outspoken conservative, justice scalia seemed to be in robust health so his death comes as a hugely unexpected blow. he was a justice with a powerful intellect and his death means
the court has lost its powerful conservative. >> he was confirmed unanimously in 1986, 98-0. the first italian-american justice was a steadfast conservative. against affirmative action and opponent of abortion rights. it was wrongly decided it declare rights the nation's founders never intended. >> nobody ever thought that they had been included in the rights containing the bill of rights. >> scalia said judges should stick to following the words of the laws they interpret. >> we are not governed by the drafter's intent. we are governed bylaws, and it's not what the drafter intended, but what the drafter enacted. >> he delighted liberals by pushing the court to expand the rights of defendants on trial, to confront their accusers in court. judges should not consider packs
and sentencing that weren't found by a jury. the historic ruling thatted second amendment guarantees an individual's right to own a firearm for self-defense, the most important gun decision ever. >> he met his future wife maureen on a blind date when both were in college. the scalias were a big family, five boys and four girls. two of his children became lawyers following their father in a profession he clearly relished. >> i like thinking about the law, and i like figuring out the right answer to legal problems. >> his sudden death after 25 years on the supreme court has stunned the nation's legal community. >> off the court he was incredibly energetic. in his questioning from the bench, he was always completely engaged and so it's a shock to the family of people in and around the court. so this leaves the court with eight justices, evenly split idea logically as it prepares to take up such divisive issue. any time there is a 4-4 tie the
court's decision essentially doesn't count and the lower court rulings are left standing so justice scalia's death casts a big shadow over the rest of the supreme court term. >> pete williams, thank you. >> we mentioned a major political fight is brewing this morning over who should nominate the next supreme court justice. should it be prz or his succepr or his successor? >> reporter: where the president will be hosting a summit of asian leaders, president boom paid tribute and to his life and public service. he quietly signaled there will be a political battle over confirming a successor in the high court. the president says he will not wait. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibilities to nominate a successor in due time. there will be plenty of time for me to do so and for the senate
to full ffill its responsibilito give that purpose a fair hearing and timely vote. >> reporter: the president made his intentions clear because top republicans wear they another boom justice would end the conservative majority had already drawn a line. mitch mcconnell put out a statement saying the american people should have a voice in the selection of their next supreme court justice. therefore this vacancy should not be stilled until we have a new president and leave the court with an open seat. failing to fulfill this vacancy would be a shameful happened indication of responsibilities. the political wins are clearly drawn this morning and the fight will play out on the campaign trail and here in washington with republicans having 54 seats
in the senate, more than democrats and giving them the power to really control this process going forward. erica? >> kelly o'donnell at the white house this morning. thank you. he was white house counsel to presidents clinton and boom on their administration's supreme court nominations. you were working with the supreme court. his legacy is well established at this point. what was he like as a person? >> i never agreeded with justice scalia on almost anything. he was a warm person and he loved the back and forth. we had an exchange about bush v. gore and he was always warm and kind. he leaves behind on a personal level a wonderful legacy as a family man and a beloved mentor for clerks for whom he was a key
influence in their lives. many would forget how divisive his decisions could be that he was unanimously confirmed and this will be different this time around to fill his seat. when president obama goes into this process, if he nominates someone as he said he will, what's your advice? you've helped other presidents do this. >> they have a three-branch gridlock in the federal government. they say the senate should confirm someone and they say the supreme court should remain deadlocked at 4-4 for two term. that's never happened before. that's not what should happen now. the president should and will fulfill his constitutional nomination to nominate someone and the senate should give that person a fair hearing and make a judgement on that person's individual merits and qualifications. >> should the president be looking for a person, maybe marek garland, a person easier to get through the senate?
>> what i know from the sotomayor and kagan, he takes his responsibility seriously. >> he caught constitutional law. he will pick the person who he thinks will be the best justice for the supreme court. and then the senate should do its job. they have the right to reject, up, down, it is their responsibility to make their case and judge the person based on the case they make before the senate. >> ron, thanks for coming in on a sunday morning. >> thanks for having me. >> antonin scalia and the question who should be the next supreme court justis was the upon toic. it did not take for the sparks to start flying. gabe gutierrez is live for us. >> good morning. >> the future of the supreme court is now front and center in the presidential election, but
this debate quickly got personal and turned into an all-out brawl in a state known for rough-and-tumble politics. on the less crowded stage the ninth republican debate started with some rare agreement. >> i do not believe the president should appoint someone. several candidates wanting to block president obama's nominee to the supreme court. >> it's called delay, delay, delay. >> reporter: but then things got ugly. >> this is a man who insults his way -- >> ted cruz has just been telling lies. >> front-runner donald trump blasting jeb bush on foreign policy. >> the world trade center came down during the brother's reign remember that. >> while donald trump was building a reality tv show, my brother was building a security apparatus to keep us safe. >> marco rubio hoping to rebound from the last debate, came to bush's debate slamming trump. >> i thank god it was all of the
time it was george w. bush and not al gore. >> the florida senator clashed with immigration. >> first of all, i don't know how he knows what i said on univision because he doesn't speak spanish. second of all -- [ speaking spanish ] >> cruz also pounced on trump for what he called the billionaire's past liberal positions on abortion -- >> you are the single biggest liar. you are probably worse than jeb bush. >> he's a nasty guy. >> donald has this weird pattern. when you point to his own record he screams liar, liar, liar. >> striking a different tone, john kasich. i have to tell you, this is just crazy, huh? this is just nuts. >> while most on the stage fought each other, dr. ben carson fought for attention. >> so many people have said to me, you need to scream and jump
up and down like everybody else. is that really what you want? what you just saw? i don't think so. >> the gop primary here is in just six days and we expect justice scalia's replacement to become a major issue on the campaign trail beth hillary clinton and bernie sanders are am slaing the republican's plans to hold up a nominee. erica? gabe gutierrez, thank you. chuck todd is moderator of meet the press and andrea mitchell is nbc chief foreign affairs correspondent. good morning to you. >> this race changed overnight. what does the death of justice scalia do to this election moving forward? >> it puts the supreme court front and center. this has been something that the candidates have been talking to base voters for a long time that this election more than anything else could determine the balance of the supreme court going forward. it's one of the older supreme courts that we've had in some time and that's why this
prediction has been made and now with scalia's death it only reenforces that notion with voters, but it is going to -- it is going to throw washington into a tizzy. i think it could shut down the senate essentially for the year if things go as badly as it could between what the president wants to do, what the senate republicans want to do. so i think it's going to end up elevating the issue of the supreme court into a top five issue for the rest of the year. >> as it elevates that issue, you can imagine that the candidates may have had in the back of their minds a list, in terms of president obama does he have a short list of nominees at the ready? >> absolutely. every president has a short list. this is the eventuality that people worry about, but that people have to prepare for. every white house counsel, every justice department has prepared a list, but the problem now is he has to make a decision, is he going to propose someone who would be more in his line of thinking or at this time as a
>> dylan, weird winter. thanks. a strong earthquake has jolted the new zealand city of christchurch. the 5.7 quake was caught on security cameras as it shook cars and homes. it also collapsed cliffs along the coast, but no serious damage or injuries were reported. the front man for the eagles of death metal is now speaking out about the terrorist attack at the bataclan theater in paris. as the band resumes its european tour that was cut short by that attack in november. an interview with swedish tv jesse hughes finds himself racing only to find himself with a gunman face to face. >> i was trying to back up very sneaky and he noticed me and i waited for the shot to hit me and the barrel of his gun hit the door frame. the musician also offering an emotional tribute to those caught in the theater that night. >> i didn't see anyone do anything cowardly.
i just saw people doing some of the most beautiful things that a person could do and for lack of a better way to describe it, my friends died very beautifully. >> the band began its new tour in stockholm, three months to the day after the paris attacks. >> dylan is back and talking frigid temperatures, but out temperatures that get into the 80s in the southwest. the huge ridge in the jet stream is allowing temperatures to warm up. 85 in l.a. today. las vegas should get up to 77. portland 56 this is five degrees above average. we have snow developing. we'll see snow through st. louis and chicago. and eventually making the way to the northeast. tuesday could turn to rain. stay safe on the roads today through the midwest. now here is a peek out your window. good sunday morning to you. happy valentine's day. look at the sunrise over palo
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today. 75 in the north bay. 76 for the east bay and the south bay. remember the spf and drink plenty of water if you're going to be outside. it's going to be delightful! my treat to you. >> yeah. it'll be a beautiful day. thank you. >> couldn't have done any better. >> no, not at all. thank you for the valentine's day gift, anthony. we begin with breaking news. a man found dead from a gunshot wound inside his car. it happened just before 4:00 this morning in an alley near carlsbad drive in south san jose across the street from pay near high school. officers tell us when they responded they found the man shot and killed inside the car. police are investigating it as a homicide but don't have any persons of interest. happening now the civic center b.a.r.t. station in san francisco is closed this morning because of police activity. police tell us a woman died there just after midnight.
trains are running through civic center in both directions just not stopping there. b.a.r.t. expects to reopen the station in about an hour from now. until then muni is providing service. new information in a story you saw only on nbc bay area. softball players who lost their equipment in a fire got a special delivery. over the summer someone torched two buildings. the league provides a safe place to go and alternatives to streets for many local girls. they struggled after the fire also burned their snack shack, their main source of income. local firefighters raised $20,000 to buy the league new equipment and made their delivery yesterday. >> we decided that we couldn't just pack up and leave and go home and get ready for the next call. we needed to do something. >> opening day will be march
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we're going to go out too. it is a busy news morning on this sunday. sheinelle has a look at what is make headlines today. good morning. >> good morning. the country is mourning the loss of supreme court justice antonin scalia who died of natural causes while on a trip to texas. justice scalia was 79 years old. we'll have more on his passing in a moment. and mexico city, pope francis is preparing to hold a mass in one of the area's poorest communities. the faithful are already gathering for today's service. about 300,000 are expected. it follows a day of prayer and politics as the pope took the nation's leaders to task for failing to take a more active stand against poverty, the drug trade and corruption. and after a thorough coast guard inspection, the cruise ship anthem of the seas set sail on saturday and is now headed to the bahamas. the ship was forced to cut its previous trip short after sailing right through a big storm. passengers described that trip as chaotic and terrifying. the coast guard says the ship was in good shape to sail again. sheinelle, thank you.
we have much more this morning on the death of justice antonin scalia. appointed to the court 30 years ago, his death leaves a major vacancy on the bench. we have complete coverage for you this half hour, nbc's jay gray is outside the ranch where scalia died, and he has more for us. jay, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. here's what we know right now. justice scalia was found dead inside his room at this resort and ranch after traveling to west texas on friday and attending a private party with about 40 guests here. he didn't show up for breakfast the next morning. that's when employees went to that room and found him unresponsive there. local law enforcement as well as u.s. marshals and the fbi were called in. at this point, they say there are no signs of foul play and that scalia likely died of what they call, quote, natural causes. a devout catholic, priest was brought in to administer last rites before scalia was transported with the police escort more than 200 miles to a funeral home in el paso. his family is expected to travel
to el paso later today. they have not at this point announced any plans for a memorial or funeral services. that's the latest live here. erica, back to you. >> jay gray for us this morning in texas, thank you. for more on scalia's legacy, back to nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. pete, good morning to you again. >> craig, good morning. this was a court that was divided 5-4 ideologically. so now it is 4-4. here is what would happen if the major pending cases are decided by a tie. that would leave the lower court rulings in tact. in other words, whichever side won below would prevail. a tie vote would be bad news for president obama's hope to put his new immigration policy into effect, the one that would let up to 5 million people here illegally remain. the lower courts blocked that policy. it would also leave standing a tough new restriction on access to abortion services in texas. and might prompt other states to try that same approach. it would be a victory for unions that represent public employees. they won in the lower courts, defeating an effort to restrict
their ability to collect union dues. so the court will continue functioning with only eight justices, but it will likely produce at least some tied votes, delaying the kind of final resolution that only the supreme court can provide. craig? >> pete williams for us this morning in d.c. thanks. a huge fight is already looming over who should nominate the next supreme court justice. nbc's kelly o'donnell is at the white house with more on that for us this morning. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, erica. that fight is coming because there is so much at stake. it is a mix of politics, ideology and tradition. the sudden death of a conservative justice under a democratic president means the balance of the court could shift to the liberal wing if the president gets a third justice confirmed. so republicans have a great deal of power in this process. they control the senate judiciary committee which would run the extensive background check of a nominee. the public hearing where the president's choice would answer questions, and then decide if the full senate gets a vote. that could take months. republicans claim there is tradition on their side, saying
that no nominee was both selected and confirmed in an election year for decades. they argue that the next president should get to shape the court with this vacancy. democrats will be able to marshal political pressure to see a nominee move through this process and some of that pressure will be aimed at republican senators up for re-election in swing states, making this a campaign issue, not only for presidential candidates, but it could determine control of the senate and that is a big part of the balance of power here in washington. erica? >> that it is. keeping us busy for some time. kelly o'donnell, thank you. dylan dreyer on the plaza with some fans. how cold is it, dylan? >> it is about 1. you guys feel like it is about 1? yes. they're all crazy out here. anyone who is on the plaza this morning is a little bit nuts. but we have your brother who is at home, he's not feeling that great right now, right? >> he's holed up in the rockefeller. >> want to wish him a happy birthday in. >> happy birthday, dillon, from
dylan. we have folks from tampa over here. it is just cold. let's take a look at the weather going on across the country where we have the storm system that is going to move into the cold air and start to snow on monday through virginia, makes its way through washington, d.c. then it moves to the northeast. tass do as it does so, warmer air moves in. d.c. could see 1 to 3 inches. new york 1 to 2. this is all part of a system that is starting back through the midwest today with a few inches possible out there. and then moves good sunday morning to you. meteorologist anthony slaughter. look at the sunrise. no fog this morning. beautiful colors coming from the peninsula. same for the north bay. the shots speblgt already here on this valentine's day. it's going to be a nice one. 72 for san francisco. 76 for the east bay and the south bay. a beautiful day heading our way.
warmer temperatures for tomorrow and rain in the forecast for wednesday. details coming up. we're all officially frozen. guys. >> we'll come out and freeze with you in just a bit. up next, though, our sunday stories from a love story that is perfect on this valentine's day to dylan dreyer trying out the zamboni while in the middle of a pond hockey tournament. >> i love it. and harry smith this morning with a look at how nasty politics have been over the ages, throughout the years. ♪
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"show heart today" is brought to you by quaker. off you go. >> this morning in show heart today, a love story and a wedding that seemed impossible to imagine just one year ago. >> when a young woman had terrifying -- she realized she was getting a second chance at life. as kevin tibbles tells us, she didn't waste a single minute explaining that to the man she loved. >> at this point, like, you know, life is short. >> it is a life lesson few people know better than bride to be shania robinson. two years ago shania, an avid athlete with a master's degree in physical therapy, accomplished her life long goal of reaching the base camp at mount everest. but just a few months later, she was in the hospital clinging to
life. >> not many people can say they have died and have, you know, come back to life. >> reporter: watch this surveillance video closely. working out with her client, shania suddenly collapses on the floor. she had suffered cardiac arrest and for 13 minutes shania says she was clinically dead. >> as we're sitting there -- >> reporter: joshua eckhardt was her boyfriend for three months. he was at her bedside when she was put in a medically induced coma. >> to think i could have lost her was -- it was all i needed and to know that was the person i wanted to be with. >> reporter: a traumatic incident like that does put things in perspective. >> as soon as i came out of the coma, i told him i loved him. >> reporter: shania was diagnosed with heart disease at 33 years old. doctors at northwestern memorial hospital installed a pacemaker and internal defibrillator. >> not overweight, not smoking, you know, in the doing drugs, any of the risk factors.
>> reporter: in the past year, shania has moved full speed ahead. starting a nonprofit to teach young women about the symptoms of heart disease. just last month, a surprise for josh. >> i actually said, what would you say, you know, to getting married? >> it kind of shocked me, like, wait, you can ask me that? >> reporter: they exchanged vows on the first anniversary of her cardiac arrest. at the chapel in the same hospital where they first declared their love. in a ceremony performed by a minister who called 911 that fateful day. >> you may kiss your bride. >> reporter: and after they said their i dos, the new couple handed out tiny gifts. breaking the news to their parents that another little gift was on the way. >> we're going to have a baby! >> reporter: from a second chance at life, to a new life, and a valentine's love story that is full of heart. for "today," kevin tibbles, nbc
news, chicago. >> we all have chills from that story. >> that, ladies and gentlemen, is a love story. >> indeed it is. let's send it over to sheinelle in the orange room who has today's plaza fans of the day. hey, guys. >> my new buddies. we have a gift. we have kelly from buffalo, new york. and ann catherine from richmond, virginia. they have something in common. you both just had birthdays, right? >> yes. >> when was yours? >> friday. >> and you? >> tomorrow. >> how old are you? >> 13. >> 13. isn't that precious? we're all the same height. >> that's because you're wearing heels. >> still to come, dylan straps on some skates and gets on the wise thousands of other people for a little pond hockey. first, these messages. >> good job. new best frien in a world full of dictates and conventions, could there be another way? ♪
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were held. it is an event that lets people play hockey the way nature intended, on a frozen pond. well, i'm seeing more snow -- i can't say i always loved subfreezing temperatures. do you have the winter blues? but they're a dream come true at lake takomis, the perfect setting to hold the u.s. pond hockey championships, 25 rinks, more than 200 teams, all battling for the golden shovel. this year's warm zes weathdecem weather pushed it back two weeks. you sure two weeks was enough to get it frozen enough? >> you're probably on 16 inches of ice and that can hold a semi. >> reporter: or a zamboni or two. if someone ever offers you a chance to drive a zamboni, you say yes. my goal is to not run anyone over. it is a good horn. the lake is crowded, close to 2,000 players hit the ice here to play four on four hockey, abiding by rules that are a bit
different from the nhl. can i check? >> no, there is no checking. >> reporter: oh. brian is a former nhl player and native minnesotan. can i -- can i slog -- >> no, but i guess you can try. >> reporter: oh, it went in! can i fight? >> nice effort. and no goaltending. >> reporter: why not? what can i do? >> what can you do? i think you got to just have fun. and enjoy the outdoors, the smells, the view, nothing better than being outside. >> reporter: the chance to play hockey like they did as kids in the great outdoors draws players from more than 40 states reuniting friends, family and old teammates. >> we grew up in pittsburgh together playing hockey. >> our granddads played.
they passed down these helmets to us. >> reporter: lee got recruited to play by his sons. >> my two boys are on this team. one is 49, one is 40. >> reporter: if you don't mind me asking, how old are you? >> 76. >> reporter: lee and his boys play on a team called the cones. what is the significance of the cones? >> when you teach kids how to play, you put cones out and they're pilons and you skate around them. that's why we're called the scones. they'll probably skate around me. >> reporter: here team names and uniforms are almost as important as puck handling and skating skills. from homages. >> jaromir jagr. >> reporter: to the subtle play on words. >> master bladers. it means that we're the master of bladers being our skate blades. >> reporter: let's just say i was happy when i found this team. >> we're the. y puppies. people would look and see the puppies and they would think we were soft and we would come out
and put them in their place. >> reporter: who could resist a puppy jersey? not me. i'm ready. so can you be my body double for snowstorms? >> absolutely. >> reporter: yes, yes. >> you guys -- >> one second. >> that was such a great story. can we give a shoutout to carolyn gottlieb who produced that. >> she had ideas for this story and i was, like, okay, i'll go for it and it ended up being so much fun. >> you rocked it. >> such a trooper, he let me do all those ridiculous things. all those falls are real, though. i'm not good on hockey states. >> toe pick. >> i'm impressed. and you drove the zamboni. >> and the steering wheel is flat. it doesn't bend -- there is a technique. i'm just saying. >> that will be another segment at the rink behind us. >> thank you. >> style to come on this sunday, if you think this election season is particularly nasty, just wait until you see what
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this morning on sundays with harry, president's day weekend and besides the sales and the day off, harry smith says it is also time to remember a little history. >> it has been talked about, about the tone of this election cycle. the tone so to speak. well, coming around the tv, kids, compared to the past, this isn't bad. it isot bad at all. in the pantheon of founding fathers, few are revered as much as thomas jefferson. when jefferson was running against john adams in 1800, he
hired a writer who called adams, quote, a hideous, her mav row dit cal character when which has neither the force nor the firmness of man, nor the gentleness of a woman. that took name calling to a high art. back in 1928, al smith was the democratic candidate, the first catholic to run for president. anti-catholic sentiment in america was substantial. republicans were happy to tell anyone who would listen that smith wanted to build a 3500 mile tunnel that would reach to rome and the pope. and andrew jackson was elected president in 1828. he was the hero of the battle of new orleans. was married to a woman who was divorced, john quincy adams federalist party called her a dirty black wench and convicted
adultere adulteress. when she died, old hickory blamed her death on the smear campaign she was forced to endure as depicted in the president's lady. >> those vile witches who slandered her must ask god for mersery. >> reporter: teddy roosevelt referred to howard taft as a rat in a corner. franklin delano roosevelt used to call republican al landon the white mouse who wants to live in the white house. name calling and nastiness, it is a rich american tradition. so maybe we set the plate a little bit, ramp up it up even more. >> that's about to happen. >> the way they spoke back then, it sounded more eloquent. >> i was thinking the same thing. >> a few more words. >> of course, today is valentine's day, i did not want to let the day go without saying happy valentine's day. harry, i did not get you one. i apologize.
you can share with -- >> so happy valentine's day. >> thank you so much. >> chocolates. breakfast of champions. >> just the beginning. >> is that all? >> what lady doesn't love a little jewelry? >> oh, stop. now we're talking. >> i went all out for you. >> nice. >> i went all out for you. there you go. >> fantastic. >> do you know how excited my kids are going to be when i get home. if it makes it. >> happy valentine's day to all of you. >> happy valentine's day to you too. >> to all of you. >> we didn't get you something. we got you our love. >> i'll take it. >> a quick reminder to you, check out "meet the press," chuck will be talking about justice scalia's passing and legacy. he'll also be sitting down with marco rubio, donald trump and john kasich as well. chuck todd on "meet the press" this morning. >> a lot of that coming up. >> thank you. >> hope you have a wonderful valentine's day. if you're some of those 90 million people and it is really
good sunday morning to you. it is 7:00 and you're getting a look at beautiful cloudy skies as the sunrises. good morning. thank you for joining us. i'm kira klapper. anthony slaughter has a look at the forecast on the valentine's day sunday. >> happy valentine's day! >> our family here this morning is our valentine's. we love each other. let's talk about the forecast we have gorgeous colors in the sky. you can see san francisco all lit up in